Abstract of Annual Report.
After giving details of the proceedings of the past year, the report goes on to say: “Early in the session, the Council had the question brought before them of again urging on the Government the desirability of taking steps to proceed with the subject of the Resolution Island reserve for native birds. A deputation was appointed, which, together with some of the members of the Acclimatisation Society, interviewed the Hon. Mr. Ward, who undertook to keep the matter in view. The Council trust that the matter will shortly be placed on a more satisfactory footing and a caretaker appointed, as no time should be lost in the matter.
“The Council presented a petition to Parliament through Mr. James Allen, again urging on the Government the desirability of printing a new ‘Flora of New Zealand.’ Several of the other societies have also forwarded similar requests, and it is hoped that the repeated recommendations of this society and the other branches of the New Zealand Institute may have the desired effect.
“A resolution was passed at the July meeting, That, at the end of this year, a report of the Council shall be printed, together with the rules, and such other information concerning the publications, books, &c., available to members as shall be thought necessary.”
The balance-sheet showed a total receipt for the year of £92 8s., which, with the balance brought forward of £98 4s. 2d., made a sum of £190 12s. 2d. The credit balance forward this year was £72 17s. 9d.